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The team at Polygames make some small improvements to the series in PGA Tour Golf III. It has a US setting in terms of the courses and players, unlike PGA European Tour, with 8 licensed courses in total: Avenel, Las Colinas, River Highlands, Sawgrass, Scottsdale, Southwind, Summerlin and The Woodlands. Gameplay modes include three different practice options (driving range, putting green, and a full round) as well as a tournament, skins challenge, match play, and shoot-out.

Gameplay follows the standard model with swings made from of a view behind the golfer, with the customary three-click method (start, power, accuracy). Before taking a shot, the club choice, direction and intended draw/fade (spin on the ball) are selected. The game features instant replays and user-created players, stats and tournaments saved to battery-backed RAM. Only the Genesis version has course flybys with tips from PGA pros and switches to a different camera view for the ball's landing.


PGA Tour Golf III SNES Tee-off
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Stats for the upcoming hole
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Doesn't this build the excitement?
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis There's a playing tip from a pro for each hole

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Alternate Titles

  • "PGA Tour 96" -- SNES title

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Sega Force Genesis Feb 22, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Dec, 1994 2 out of 16 93
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Genesis Nov, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Genesis Jan, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Genesis Nov, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Video Games SNES Apr, 1996 86 out of 100 86
High Score Genesis Feb, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Apr, 1996 7 out of 10 70


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